Toronto Blue Jays: A Look Down At The Minor League Farm
Double-A: New Hampshire Fisher Cats
The Fisher Cats are the team that has the most tenure in the organization. The number of players that have been in the system is astounding, and even the manager has prior experience with the Jays Minor League affiliates. Seven of the players spent the majority of last season in Short-Season A Vancouver and all of them have moved up to Double-A.
Of course, it’s also where Vlad Jr. spent the majority of his 2018 season, as well as Bo Bichette, and the Eastern League MVP in Cavan Biggio.
Patrick Murphy has been dominant on the mound through his 10.2 innings so far this season, and on Wednesday he pitched a scoreless five innings. The 24-year-old is one of the older players on the roster but leads the team in strikeouts after the first week with 13.
One of the seven former Vancouver Canadians on the roster, Vinny Capra has been a pleasant surprise so far in 2019. Picked in the 20th round of the draft, at a point where draft picks are mostly a crapshoot, he leads the team in batting average. Batting a solid .333 through nine at bats, Vinny Capra is having much more than one would expect for a player from his draft position, admittedly in a very small sample size. While he may still be a long shot to ever see the turf at Rogers Centre, he is yet another potentially valuable piece the Blue Jays have in their prospect arsenal.